Submitted by Stephen O'Keefe, Vice President, Operations
Retail Council of Canada
Council of Canada is in the initial stages of developing the
content for the annual Loss Prevention Conference to be held
in Toronto on Sept 11 and 12, 2012.
As the industry association representing more than 45,000
store fronts, RCC is listening to members and creating an
agenda to meet their wants and needs.
Members have asked for topics ranging from Organized Retail
Crime to Workplace Investigations, and the partnership
between Legal, Internal Audit, Human Resources and Loss
Prevention. The later session will likely draw a wider range
of attendees, as a panel of retail professionals from the
different disciplines will openly discuss: the trade-off of
responsibility; the boundaries of authority; and the
professional responsibilities of each group.
RCC has also commissioned the annual Shrinkage Survey Study
and will announce the results on Sept 11th.
For any retailer doing business in Canada, this year’s event
will draw interest from sessions themed around "back to
basics". The Charter of Rights and Freedom will be discussed
with a panel assembled from law enforcement, justice, and
employment counsel. The panel will provide different
perspectives on this age-old question: how should you begin
an integrity interview for theft - do you read the rights to
counsel or do you state that an employee is free to leave?
The answer may surprise some U.S. retailers and really
highlight the differences in the legal arena between the two
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